August 29, 2017

ROOT!T  Natural Propagation Sponges – What are they?

Propagation is the creation of new plants from cuttings, seeds and bulbs. With ROOT! T products we try to recreate the best parts of nature to help accelerate the germination process and develop the best plants with the best possible start in life.

ROOT!T Natural Rooting Sponges are a revolution in this field. They are a clean, effective, easy alternative to traditional methods of propagation. A breakthrough in technology using plant derived biodegradable polymers bonding together a mixture of peat and bark to form a strong, pliable ready to use propagation plug. The structure of the ROOT!T sponge allows for the ideal amount of water and air to surround the seed or seedling creating the perfect micro environment. The ROOT!T sponge is also inoculated with micronutrients and beneficial bacteria to help the seedlings get the best start once it has germinated.

The ROOT!T sponge holds together when it is being handled as it’s made of a biodegradable polymer, meaning that there is no mess or breakage. Each sponge has a dual hole which can support either a seed or a cutting. The first part of the hole is shorter and wider to support and protect a seed, creating a warm humid microclimate around it, speeding up germination times. The centre of the hole goes deeper into the plug and is much narrower which supports a cutting and helps to stimulate quicker root development.

All of the ROOT!T propagation products complement each other so using the Rooting Gel and First Feed will ensure that seedlings and cuttings are in the optimum condition to be successfully transferred onto the next growing phase. As the seedlings and cuttings are left to grow in the ROOT!T Rooting Sponge, there is no damage or shock to the young plant when potting on which allows all the plants energy to be put into growth.

The ROOT!T sponge is ideal for use in the garden, in pots and baskets, at the allotment and in hydroponic and aquaponic systems.

The all natural ROOT!T sponges are environmentally friendly and made of biodegradable products – Just leave them in the ground or put them in the compost heap!